The Great Compromise And Our Constitution Formative Assessment

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  • 1. 
    The first written plan for the government of the United States was called the                       
    • A. 

      American Constitution.

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation.

    • C. 

      Colonial Confederation.

    • D. 

      Constitution of the United States.

  • 2. 
    Why did the authors of the Articles of Confederation want a federal government with little power?                      
    • A. 

      They did not favor a government that gave power to the southern states.

    • B. 

      They considered themselves thirteen separate states rather than one nation.

    • C. 

      They had just freed themselves from the domination of a strong, powerful government in Great Britain.

    • D. 

      They wanted local governments to have the most power since that form of government was closest to the people.

  • 3. 
    The purpose of the Constitutional Convention, which was held in Philadelphia in 1787, was to                       
    • A. 

      Sign the Treaty of Paris.

    • B. 

      Select the nation’s new president.

    • C. 

      Revise the Articles of Confederation.

    • D. 

      Draft a Declaration of Independence.

  • 4. 
    The U.S. Constitution was actually singed by only two of Georgia’s four delegates.  The two signers were William Few and                        
    • A. 

      Abraham Baldwin.

    • B. 

      Button Gwinnett.

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • D. 

      George Walton.

  • 5. 
    What made the legislative branch of state government the most powerful under the Georgia constitution adopted in 1777?
    • A. 

      They had the most members

    • B. 

      They appointed the governor and the judges in the Judicial Branch

    • C. 

      They were appointed by the governor

    • D. 

      They were appointed by the judges in the Judicial Branch

  • 6. 
    Which provision was part of the Articles of Confederation? 
    • A. 

      The government had a strong president and national court system.

    • B. 

      The new government had a unicameral legislature, with each state having one vote.

    • C. 

      The new central government controlled states’ currencies or monies.

    • D. 

      The new government had the power to regulate trade between states.

  • 7. 
    What was a major weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      The state governments were weak.

    • B. 

      The federal government was weak

    • C. 

      The federal government represented all thirteen states.

    • D. 

      The Articles of Confederation was not ratified by all the states.

  • 8. 
    What benefit did the Constitution provide that the Articles of Confederation did not? 
    • A. 

      It provided for a weak federal government with no chief executive, the president.

    • B. 

      It provided for a strong federal government but included limits on government power.

    • C. 

      It included a unicameral legislature that based representation on population.

    • D. 

      It expanded the rights of individual states.

  • 9. 
    How is the number of a state’s representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives determined?
    • A. 

      By population based on the U.S. Census.

    • B. 

      By the Constitution, which specifies two representatives for each state.

    • C. 

      By the physical size of each state.

    • D. 

      By each state according to their number of state legislators.

  • 10. 
    There are three main voting qualifications for Georgia voters. Which of the following is NOT a qualification?
    • A. 

      Being a citizen of the USA

    • B. 

      Being born in the USA

    • C. 

      Registering to vote

    • D. 

      Being a resident of Georgia

  • 11. 
    The House of Representatives and the Senate pass a bill. It is sent to the president, who has the power to VETO it, thus preventing it from becoming a law.
    • A. 

      Comparing and contrasting

    • B. 

      Presidential Authority

    • C. 

      Presidential Politics

    • D. 

      Checks and Balances

  • 12. 
    The Legislative Branch has the power to declare war. The president is the Commander-in-Chief, therefore has the power to execute the war as he sees fit.
    • A. 

      Partition of Defense

    • B. 

      Blitzkrieg Defense

    • C. 

      Separation of Power

    • D. 

      Detachment of War Powers

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is considered a “right” of a citizen?
    • A. 

      Paying taxes

    • B. 

      Following laws

    • C. 

      Life, liberty, and property

    • D. 

      Serving on a jury

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is considered a “responsibility” of Georgia’s citizens?
    • A. 

      Paying taxes

    • B. 

      Hunting and fishing

    • C. 

      Banishment and whipping as punishment for crime

    • D. 

      Freedom of conscience

  • 15. 
    How many houses for the legislative branch of government were established by the U.S. Constitution and Georgia’s current constitution?
    • A. 

      Three (tricameral)

    • B. 

      One (unicameral)

    • C. 

      Two (bicameral)

    • D. 

      Four (quadcameral)

  • 16. 
    Which is the largest branch (in size) of the federal and state governments? 
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      They are all the same size

  • 17. 
    How many members does each state have in the U.S. Senate? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      Determined by the population of state

    • D. 

      Varies depending on the size of the state

  • 18. 
    What divisive issue at the 1787 Constitutional Convention was settled by the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      Concern over each states’ representation in congress

    • B. 

      Concern over the morality of slavery

    • C. 

      Concern over each states’ contribution to the national military

    • D. 

      Concern over each states’ contribution to the national tax base

  • 19. 
    What was the motive behind the Three-Fifths Compromise, which counted slaves as only three-fifths of a person for official population counts?
    • A. 

      Northern states wanted to prevent southern states from having control of the U.S. Senate.

    • B. 

      Northern states wanted slaves to be counted in the population so they could gain the rights of citizens.

    • C. 

      Northern states wanted to prevent southern states from having control of the House of Representatives.

    • D. 

      Southern states did not want to count slaves as citizens because they considered slaves as property, not citizens.

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